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2017 100 Best Companies to Work For


05-26-2017

The thousands of employees who took our anonymous online survey totally disagreed with each other by saying the same thing: I work at the best place! Oh sure, the raw numerical scores allow the Best in Class companies to rise to the top of the pack, but the underlying truth is that we have 100 winners. After all, it is the workers who can best determine which workplaces in Minnesota excel in the areas of environment, benefits, company culture and overall happiness. We congratulate them all!

The following company descriptions were provided by the companies themselves — with minimal editing.

Small Companies
Mid-Size Companies
Large Companies

Small Companies

8-50 employees

 

GOLD: AIM CONSULTING

AIM Consulting Minneapolis is a rapidly-growing technology consulting and solutions-delivery company made up of enthusiastic individuals committed to building a culture where people are passionate, teamwork is valued, great work is rewarded, innovation is the norm, customer success is our goal, and relationships are our measure of achievement. 

The Employees Verbatim:

“I have not been with AIM for very long, but what I have to say is that I have never been surrounded by a group of individuals who are as passionate and determined as my team is at AIM Consulting. Our whole team believes in what we do and it shows in the effort we put into our work.”

“AIM is hands down the best company I have ever worked for. The company holds an incredible story and our success continues to be pushed every day! Excited to have joined this amazing team and to see our story continue!”

 

SILVER: AMBRION

Since 1999, our team has been passionate about striking the perfect match between outstanding accounting/finance professionals and the Twin Cities’ top employers. We love working at Ambrion because our team is exceptional and fun!  

The Employees Verbatim:

“Our President asked us ‘What can I do to make it great to work here?’ A lot of us said we’d like a self-managed vacation policy: We schedule as much time off as we need, and work when necessary to get our jobs done. At the end of 2016, he announced a self-managed vacation policy for 2017!”

“One employee could have walked away with an additional $5,000 in compensation but let another employee get compensated for the deal. I am so lucky to work with people who do the right thing.”

 

BRONZE: MEDICAL ALLEY ASSOCIATION

We are powering the evolution of healthcare! We are the collective voice and expertise of Medical Alley. We deliver the influence, intelligence and interactions that support Medical Alley’s global leadership. There’s no more inspiring workplace! Every day, we see the compassion and work that changes lives.

The Employees Verbatim:

“We have a button for each of us to push when something fantastic happens. It activates a song (of the person’s choosing) to ring through the entire office.  So when we hear The Final Countdown we know that so-and-so had a great thing happen. So fun!”

“We moved offices in 2016. The management consistently asked for ideas and feedback from the staff in order to make the new office as positive a working place as possible.”

 

THE FULL LIST:

Aimclear
Aimclear is an internationally recognized marketing agency dominant in audience targeting and customer acquisition. The company employs professionals who are passionate about driving innovative, effective marketing programs for clients, ranging from leading brand names to hot new startups. Aimclear creates extraordinary opportunities for employees to influence the future of marketing.

AK Material Handling Systems
AK Material Handling Systems is a national leader in material handling, but that’s not why we’re the best place to work. We’re the best place to work because we value each other above all else. We believe that when people come first, growth and success are the organic results.

Bankers Title and Bankers Closing Services
We pride ourselves on investing in our communities, clients and employees. We offer a multitude of employee benefits, a fitness program and leadership development. We’re passionate about making a difference in the world around us and in our employees.

Beehive Strategic Communication
Our positively energized culture inspires well-being, creativity and growth. Our team plays to its strengths, bringing curiosity and optimism to everything we do. We create meaningful connections based on trust and respect, helping us live our purpose: using the power of communication to build better businesses for a better world.

Bellmont Partners
Our collaborative and creative workplace culture is a key driver of our client-centric approach. To supplement its long-standing innovative perks and benefits, this year the public relations agency formalized an initiative — Bellmont Gives Back — to provide employees with more time and resources to support the causes they believe in.

Campus Media Group
We are a group of marketing and advertising professionals obsessed with today’s college youth, campus trends and youth marketing. Our office nurtures creative solutions to the unique marketing challenges today’s top brands face. Employees have flexible workday hours, paid time off for volunteering, summer hours with half-day Fridays and an on-site fitness center.

Celarity
We are a specialized Twin Cities staffing agency that places talent where marketing and creative meet technology. We’re passionate about putting people first, supporting our local organizations, and creating happy careers for employees, consultants and clients in our community. Celarity employees don’t just believe in our mission — they live it.

Cicerón
When individuals are trusted to bring their best to the table, they usually do. What makes Cicerón a wonderful place to work is that it gives its staff the freedom to be themselves — leading to a culture of positivity, innovation, and of course, fun.

Creative Homes
Our team is passionate about the home building industry, the customer experience and the MANY lives they all touch in so many different ways. The team is full of energy and passion, and that translates to excitement and dedication for their customers and peers.

Cresa Minneapolis
We provide integrated real estate services exclusively to commercial tenants. Our actions are guided by a commitment to serving, striving for service excellence, and supporting a ‘we’ culture versus a ‘me’ culture. Our firm’s culture is a differentiator — we have a collaborative team, competitive benefits, professional development and work/life balance.

DAYTA Marketing
We are made up of marketing professionals with different experiences, talents and education working together to make big things happen. We coach and mentor to help our team members reach their true potential. Our work enhances our lives, creates friendships, provides laughter, and encourages family… that’s what we call the #DAYTALife.

Direct Benefits
We are disrupting the dental insurance industry with our exclusive Spirit plan, including annual maximums up to $5000 and the choice of any dentist with no waiting periods. We distribute our products through over 10,000 independent insurance agents and our dedicated staff that delivers responsive service to over 100,000 individuals and employers nationwide.

Discover Strength
Since day one, we have been inspired by the principle First Who, Then What. This means that hiring the right people and providing them with an engaging employment experience is our primary focus. We are committed to creating and growing an organization centered around our unique core values and culture.

Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth Orthodontics
Our team is all about doing the best quality of work and having a great time while we’re at it. Everybody here is warm, welcoming, fun-loving, energetic and determined to make sure you have a smile that speaks volumes and gives the confidence to smile proudly — to smile out loud!

ESP IT
We provide IT consultants for our clients’ software development projects. We “wag our tails” at work because of our passion for what we do, great wellness program, generous benefits, cool work environment, and fun, hard-working team. Place People First is our mission and the driver of our success.

Fast Horse
We are an independent creative agency that helps clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, Heineken and Deluxe Corporation solve marketing and communications challenges. We offer our people maximum flexibility in managing their workday, and work hard to direct our resources to the things that matter most to them.

FISION
We are a sales-enablement software company that simplifies brand distribution for our clients. We’re an agile, close-knit group of tech-savvy creative junkies — large enough to deliver the “big” ideas and small enough to do them efficiently. We are FISION and we bring sales & marketing together. For Good.

FRSecure
A culture of friendship and community is what makes us a great place to work. Certainly, hard work is the norm with an embedded-team approach to achieving industry best practice and meeting client expectations. But the ability to play as a team through floor and dome hockey tournaments, go-cart races and frequent social gatherings on- and off-site is just as vital.

Fusion Hill
Our unique blend of research, strategy and creativity encourages employees to thrive in a collaborative, innovative and fun atmosphere. The company’s boutique size, inspirational leadership team and mix of clients — most of them Fortune 100 — provide employees continuous opportunities for professional and personal growth.

George Konik Associates
GKA has been a leader in the technical recruiting industry for 43 years, providing the fastest and easiest link between Minnesota’s employees and employers. Our combination of teamwork, culture and authentically caring for each employee in a family-oriented environment has made GKA a great place to work.

Global Tax Network US
At GTN we define our success by the satisfaction of our clients, which we find to be a direct reflection of the satisfaction of our employees. It is our mission to offer our employees a work environment that is balanced, respectful, encouraging and flexible.

Goff Public
Our success is the result of a recipe that has helped us thrive for more than 50 years: put clients first, treat employees well, and plan for the future. Our work is rewarding, our team cares for and supports each other, and our benefits are unmatched.

Gruen Agency
No “Sunday night blues” here! Our people are actually excited — yes, you read that correctly — excited to come to work. Why? Because work isn’t work here; it’s fun, rewarding and it means something. WE mean something. Our agency cares, and it shows in every decision we make.

Guardian Property Management / Maintenance
We are great because of our team! Each day we live our core values: Work Accountability/Life Balance; Culture of Support & Service; “Good, Better, Best” Philosophy; and we value Laughter and Positive Attitude. This environment supports us and encourages us.

Haberman
We are a creative agency on a mission, telling the stories of pioneers making a difference in the world. We do that through branding, advertising, PR, digital and social media, all the while connecting employees’ passions with our clients’ causes. 

Harbinger Partners
We are an IT consulting and staffing company. One of Harbinger’s main goals is to delight all employees, consultants and clients. If our consultants are happy and fulfilled in their work, they will pass that onto their clients and create delighted clients. It seems to be working!

HRST
We are a close-knit group of engineers, designers, technical advisors and support staff committed to helping our clients solve and avoid problems. With annual experience on more than 250 heat recovery steam generators, we provides quality inspections, analysis, design upgrades, field services and professional training. We value big ideas, work-life balance, employee ownership and new opportunities to expand our business.

HTK Marketing Communications
As marketers creating a healthier world, we’re allies for our clients, colleagues and community. Helping others to stand up and stand out starts with improving ourselves. It’s why we invest in a healthier team. The ripple effect extends from each of us, fostering better work and, we think, a better world.

IBI Data
We provide marketing services and analysis to Fortune 500 foodservice manufacturers. We strive to provide a caring, flexible, career-oriented workplace. Team members are entrusted and empowered to make decisions and take ownership in order to provide the best service for our clients and maximize success.

Imagine IT
We want to … Expand our Circle of Happ(i)ness into the World. We nurture Happ(i)ness internally and extend it to our partners. Our Happ(i)ness starts with stable systems, secure data and the ability to effectively and efficiently use technology. This Happ(i)ness pervades everything we do for our partners.

IntrinXec Management
Where employees have a direct influence on the overall success of the company Provides a work environment that the employees enjoy coming to each day Celebrates client’s successes, company successes, employee’s personal successes. Integrity, continuous improvement, respect, and collaboration are celebrated and recognized every month at our staff meetings, and successes and challenges our team members face are discussed collectively.

Irish Titan
Lots of green. We like green. Because…

  • Ireland.
  • It’s a collaborative, creative, results only work environment. Work at the office, work from home...your call.
  • Unlimited vacation days. Just don’t abuse it.
  • There’s always beer in the fridge. Just don’t abuse it.
  • Saint Patrick’s Day is huuuuuuge.
  • Dogs are welcome.
  • Mic drop.

Little
Our super power can be boiled down to two words: Kick Ass. As a branding and design agency in the wonderfully competitive landscape of Minneapolis creativity, we hold our own by always challenging ourselves, collaborating freely and often, and making a point to high-five each other’s awesomeness.

Livefront
We are a digital product design and development team creating beautiful mobile apps for people in motion. We are a tight-knit group of curious, self-motivated and friendly people dedicated to our craft. Fantastic amenities, annual team retreats, flexible work arrangements, and excellent benefits are just icing on the cake.

Lola Red
We are a results-driven strategic public relations agency based in Minneapolis, specializing in media relations. We help companies break down doors, excite the crowd and move the culture through innovative campaigns. Our top-notch service matched with our signature hustle, bring above-and-beyond results to our clients.

Maccabee Public Relations
Trusting culture, lavish benefits, focus on learning, and magic (!) make @MaccabeePR one of the #Mnbiz100Best. Please RT!

Maguire Agency
Our unique culture drives our success. Our company’s core values, focused on building relationships with our colleagues, customers, carriers and community, are carried out with dedication and integrity. We all share the responsibility for fostering a productive, fun and flexible work environment, and pledge that same support to our community through charitable giving and volunteering. Together we make Maguire Agency a Best Company to Work For.

MATTER
Our mission and culture is one and the same — people MATTER. We’re a small team of passionate entrepreneurs building healthier communities next door and around the world, driven to create a world where we all MATTER. We thrive from the daily grind with big goals to disrupt the health space and create a real change.

Media Loft
Let’s say you’re strolling through NE Mpls. looking for an employee-owned, live event production company where individual skills weave like a fine but sturdy fabric and everyone believes, yes, really believes that respect is so much more than the ultimate Aretha track. You are here. That’s us. That’s Media Loft.

Media Minefield
We are redefining public relations with a little magic. The growing Media Team is composed of journalists-turned-PR Super Heroes who secured press for every client we’ve ever worked with. In the last 12 months, Media Minefield clients appeared in more than 700 distinct local and national news outlets.

Medicom Health Interactive
We provide online, evidence-based health assessments and self-care planners designed to help customers meet consumer engagement, patient acquisition and revenue goals. Our platform allows customers, including leading healthcare systems, to collect consumer-provided health data, stratify and analyze data, and connect with at-risk consumers through automated emails and predictive modeling.

Modus Engagement
With a strong focus on empowering sales and marketing teams for success, our feature-rich platforms offer easy-to-use tools that require virtually no training. Our leadership, our intense focus on the customer, and our work hard, play hard culture make us a best place to work in Minnesota.

NordicClick Interactive
Work is work; we strive to make it meaningful. Our digital agency is a place where we show up every day to learn, laugh, be challenged and truly find fulfillment in our careers. Throw in our Lake Minnetonka digs, and you wouldn’t want to leave either!

NorthstarMLS
We support over 16,000 REALTORS in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. We provide participating brokers and agents with information services and resources that make our property market function efficiently and effectively for both buyers and sellers.

Prevolv
We help companies create great office environments and recognize that dedicated team members are critical to its success. Focusing on work/life balance is key. Flexibility to work from hom, monthly company outings and community volunteering are just a few examples of how Prevolv creates an enthusiastic and positive work environment.

Rapid Packaging
Rapid Packaging is the Midwest’s preferred source for all things packaging including materials and equipment. Our goal is simple: be the company people want to work for and do business with. We treat all our team members like they make a difference because, in reality, they make ALL the difference.

REACH Sports Marketing Group
We are a digital solutions company based in Eden Prairie that prides itself on being a super fun place to work. REACH was established in 2005 and has made fun a priority from the very start! REACH employees have consistently given the company high marks for cultivating fun! Relationship One We are the top consulting and systems integrator for the Oracle Marketing Cloud. We have the smartest people doing the hardest work for the nation’s largest brands. Unparalleled teamwork, flexible work environments, passion for producing results and tons of laughter, make Relationship One a best place to work.

Rêve Consulting
As a strategy and service design consultancy, we help people and organizations innovate and grow. Our team is driven by a collective desire to do big things in the world: whether it’s creating new services, experiences and businesses, or providing pathways to digital careers for students at Rêve Academy.

RightSource Compliance
Our team has a deep and true connection with our coworkers and company mission. Unified by a shared dedication to our vision of creating better living in the real estate industry, we are talented professionals committed to better consulting, better results, and better living for our clients, community and team.

SBG
We have a passion for helping financial advisors create legacies for their clients. Teamwork is important to us and so is creating a positive culture that puts our customers’ needs first. That, combined with competitive compensation and generous benefits make SBG a GREAT place to work.

SCHERMER
We are a B2B marketing agency that builds buyer-driven brands. We live to serve the purpose and solve the problems of brands and their buyers. We do this by empowering and inspiring people with human-driven, value-based experiences and interactions, the same type of experiences and interactions we foster at work.

SkyWater Search Partners
We believe everyone at SkyWater Search Partners contributes to our success, so we’ve made a huge investment in collaboration, inclusivity and recognition. We have open workspaces, open-door offices and we celebrate successes with all employees. Our growth has allowed us to build more robust career paths, rewarding top performers by elevating them to higher positions.

Snap Agency
Some of the benefits include unlimited paid time off, paid continuing education, paid parental leave, set your own work hours and location, dogs, free-flowing cold brew coffee, beer, wine and Scotch. Leisure activities include pool, foosball, video games, monthly all-team outings, and weekly grill-outs (weather permitting).

Spyder Trap
Our newly updated core values speak to why Spyder Trap is a great place to work. “WE ARE: A group of hardworking digital warriors. Approachable experts who know how to have fun. A vibrant community of creative industry leaders. Adaptable minds who are hungry for tacos a challenge”

Summit Information Resources
We are a company that cares about its employees and customers. We have an energetic environment that is focused on helping people succeed. Summit’s goal is to provide jobs where people enjoy coming to work and can make a good living.

Syand Corporation
Humanizing Information Technology for over 18 years with Technology Assurance for your business. One employee comments: “What I enjoy most about Syand is the freedom it provides in how the job is completed. This in turn allows for an expansion of specific skill sets and IT-related knowledge. Rather than soley focusing on time-restricted work, Syand allows its employees to build on their current skills through experience and hands-on work.”

The Fax Guys
The Fax Guys sprung from humble origins to become an industry-leading fax provider. Everyone adds their own unique value and charm to our veritable mixture of personalities. Our team is a family that takes nothing and no one for granted, and we are thankful for everything we have accomplished together.

The Pomerleau Team
We’re not your ordinary real estate team. The Pomerleau Team has a culture of continuous improvement designed to challenge, foster professional development and empower everyone to grow and learn from one another. We constantly invest in our employees because we believe you can’t have a great business without extraordinary people

The Stable
We are a people company cleverly disguised as a sales and business development agency. A collection of carefully curated professional kids, we have a passion to grow together and add real meaning and value for our clients. Like kids, fun drives success for us. Not the other way around.

Three Deep
We work hard delivering world-class marketing campaigns, but we play hard, too. Here it’s okay to recharge by burning calories in the office gym, playing table games in the office bar (always with MN craft beers on tap), or lounging in the loft. We like working with our super smart and friendly colleagues and our awesome clients love the results we deliver.

Thriveon
The outsourced IT department services that we deliver are the work of a whole team of technology experts that excel in an environment that values collaboration, innovation and independent thinking. Everyone shares the same final goal of having a satisfied client, and giving them the best possible results every day.

TopRank Marketing
We are a digital marketing agency that helps Fortune 1000 companies improve brand visibility, grow communities and increase sales online. Our team of smart, creative and results focused experts serve the needs of brands like LinkedIn, BMC, McKesson, Dell, Oracle and many more market leaders.

True Talent Group
We were founded to bring a fresh-and friendly approach to recruiting. TTG matches true talent with true opportunity. Our clients and talent mean much more to us than checking a box on our to-do list. We care about success — for you, your company, your career and your life.

Twelve Consulting Group
Smarter data means the difference between simple success and unlimited potential. At Twelve CG, we work each day to empower our customers to lead and grow by embodying our core values: personal growth, excellence, collaboration and well-being. Our dedication and work/life balance feed the success of every project.

UrbanWorks Architecture
We create beautiful places for people to live, work and enjoy. Our team enjoys a collaborative environment, approachable leadership and flexible schedules, with perks such as bicycle storage for our commuters on two wheels, and a family table where we take our lunches together.

 

Mid-Size Companies

50-250 employees

 

GOLD: CLOCKWORK

Our shared values, commitment to people, and dedication to results create a workplace that is fulfilling to work at and to work with. The promise we make our clients holds true for our employees, too: You will love working with us.

The Employees Verbatim:

“The benefits and perks are incentives for working here. They are not dangled in front of you like a carrot which is awesome. We are treated like humans and not employees.”

 “Clockwork has had my back as an amazing source of support and education. I’m a better human being because of the people and culture here.”

“Clockworkers are emotional, caring people who make decisions with reason and empathy for others. My most memorable stories at Clockwork stem from this culture of empathy: team Happy Hours, congratulating each other after successes, working with clients who match our company’s values, helping each other up when life gets tough and someone needs a hand.”

 

SILVER: FAZENDIN REALTORS

We continue to thrive, thanks to our exceptional team of agents and staff. We’re proud to be the largest family-owned residential real estate company in Minnesota. Residential real estate is a business of families and we’ve built our business around that ideal.  

The Employees Verbatim:

“We truly care about what we are doing and how we do it. Our leadership constantly encourages us to be our best and do our best.”

“We do lunch once a week and then there is happy hour! We are group of 20-somethings up to 70-somethings and the conversations that come up over cocktails are priceless!”

“I don’t need to be afraid to do wrong or look bad, because everyone just wants to help each other be better.”

“The company gives an annual award based on character, even though we are a sales organization.”

 

BRONZE: SELF-ESTEEM BRANDS

We are the parent company of Anytime Fitness, the world’s #1 fitness franchise, and Waxing The City, a rapidly-growing franchise dedicated to providing customer service. At our corporate offices and across the globe, SEB’s mission is to improve the self-esteem of the world.

The Employees Verbatim:

“For my 10 year anniversary they gave me $500 gift card and two first class round trip tickets to anywhere in the US. Each Christmas they give us a $100 for every year we have worked there in cash.”

“On my first day here, I was greeted with open arms from every employee including both of the owners. This is a very caring, collaborative, uplifting environment.”

“Everyone is pushed to be an “A” player while being trusted with Autonomy.”

“Every quarterly meeting, the new employees put on a “talent show” as a fun way to get to know everyone and welcome new faces.”

 

THE FULL LIST:

AbeTech
AbeTech is a premium systems integrator of supply chain automation and inventory management systems. Our spot on the list is attributed to our amazing staff, our winning culture and our ability to let individuals grow professionally. AbeTech is flourishing and good people want to be a part of the fun!

Aeritae Consulting Group, Ltd. 
Aeritae is a service innovation firm that helps clients keep moving forward by maximizing performance, improving operations, and developing innovative new service solutions. Our unique company culture allows high performers to be themselves, deliver with integrity, and grow in their skill sets while benefiting from the support of the team.

AgMotion
Creating value around the world: At AgMotion employees are not treated like a trade number but are recognized as valued assets.

Antenna
At Antenna, our values drive everything we do. We want our people to do the best work of their lives while they’re with us, and we cultivate six values to make that happen: we are open, connected, true, generous, adventurous and ambitious. In this environment, we excel together.

brightpeak financial
brightpeak financial is a membership organization with a refreshingly holistic approach to personal finances. We exist to help Christians gain financial strength, so that they may experience life with confidence and generosity. We’re one of the best places to work because we’re making a difference in peoples’ lives.

broadhead.
We are an ever-growing team focused on inspiring connections between urban + rural. Our passionate and ambitious team is home to anthropologists, number-crunchers, creatives, softball players, happy-hour aficionados and PR professionals alike. And our home reflects our culture: connected, bold, open and ever-changing.

CBIZ & MHM, LLC 
CBIZ & MHM is one of the nation’s leading providers of outsourced business services. We deliver top-level financial and employee business solutions to organizations of all sizes while providing highly personalized service, all with a single focus: our client’s success.

Central Boiler, Inc.
Two great companies under one roof: Central Boiler, North America’s largest manufacturer of outdoor furnaces, and Altoz, a premium line, zero-turn, mower manufacturer. With a culture built on a positive, safe working environment and innovation, this family-owned manufacturing company offers its employees industry-leading wages and benefits, and an annual profit-sharing bonus.

Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, PLLP
CDS is proud to celebrate our partners and staff who make us who we are — a top CPA firm in Minnesota and a great place to work as trusted advisors on behalf of our many valued clients. Our vision for growth and career advancement fuels our healthy culture.    

Innovative Office Solutions
What if you had an office that screamed smart, fun and productive? Innovative provides everything you need to run your office. At Innovative, we aim to inspire people to love what they do and who they do it with. Our people and our culture are the secret sauce that makes Innovative a great place to work! Innovative, it’s who we are. 

Intertech
Intertech delivers world-class software development consulting and training. From a three-month sabbatical for every seven years of service, to a flexible work-from-home policy to cutting-edge projects that challenge and develop talent, Intertech is committed to creating an outstanding environment for employees.

iSpace Environments, Inc. 
The best place to work is one that aligns great talent and partners in an adaptable environment. It’s a culture that captures “creativity” and “fun” in its core values and delivers a space as vibrant as ours. The best place to work is iSpace Environments where employees are empowered to make decisions and produce results that are authentic and progressive.

Keyot
Keyot is a certified women-led, women-owned consulting firm, dedicated to transforming corporate workforces. Our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of our consultants, clients and community. We listen, match, prepare, coach and support our consultants to be ‘A’ players. Keyot is proud to have a team of leaders driven by their commitment to our core values.

Logistics Planning Services
Cultivating collaboration is key to executing for our customers. At LPS, we value our relationships with one another. We are friends both in and outside the office. Our close relationships allow us to provide candid and real-time feedback to one another, ultimately producing successful shipping transactions for our customers.

Lurie LLP
In 1940, a group of entrepreneurs created opportunity. They broke ground on a CPA & Advisory firm with its foundation in thinking differently and leading fearlessly. As such, we strive to create a caring, connected and collaborative environment of camaraderie for our employees, clients and business partners.

MG McGrath Architectural Surfaces
At MG McGrath, it is our mission to work with great people and deliver unprecedented results in every facet of our business. Our team consists of many long-time leaders and new additions who drive our company to make the impossible a reality every day, and have fun while doing it.

Mortgages Unlimited Inc.
We believe we’re the best place to work because we empower our employees to do great work, we’re involved in our community, we lead by example, and we have a great time with each other all while providing fantastic service to our clients who have entrusted us since we opened our doors 25 years ago! 

Redpath and Company
Redpath and Company is a 100% employee-owned public accounting firm based in St. Paul. We strive to provide our employees with a fun atmosphere, flexible scheduling arrangements, and opportunities for advancement and professional development. A happy, engaged workforce is our priority, and it makes all the difference for our clients.

Saturn Systems
Saturn Systems Software Engineering provides highly skilled software developers for custom projects and staff augmentation. With support from the right tools and experienced management, employees are given the responsibility and latitude to succeed. The benefits are great, but the challenges and rewards ultimately make Saturn a great place to work.

Schuler Shoes    
Since 1889, family-owned Schuler Shoes has passed down the art of creating extraordinary customer service. It’s more than shoes: it’s about improving lives — one pair, one person, one neighborhood at a time. Employees love working here because of our competitive pay, ongoing training, and friendly, values-based culture.

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
Schwegman is an IP firm focused on providing strong patents and innovating the practice of IP law. Founded during a Pac-Man game, work hard, play hard is at our core. We have flexible working hours and locations, staff events, and plenty of food. Successes are recognized and employees are heard.

SelectAccount    
SelectAccount is one of the top health savings administrators in the nation. We help people save money for their health care now, and plan for their future through health savings accounts such as HSAs, FSAs, HRAs and more. Our secret to being a great place to work?
(It’s our people.) 

SportsEngine
Helping the world play smarter and live more, SportsEngine serves millions of athletes, parents, and volunteers around the globe from its headquarters in Northeast Minneapolis’s Highlight Center. Part of the NBC Sports Group, SportsEngine is proud to consistently be recognized as a best place to work in Minnesota.

Stoneridge Software
Stoneridge Software is a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner focused on Microsoft Dynamics 365, AX, NAV and CRM business solutions. Our best place to work recipe includes equal parts: Purpose & Values, Team First Attitude, Communication, Active Management, Trust & Flexibility, Benefits & Perks, Recruiting for Culture and Celebrating the Wins. Hooray!    
 

 

Large Companies

250+

 

GOLD: BURNS & MCDONNELL

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies comprising more than 5,700 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices in the upper Midwest and worldwide. As a 100% employee-owned company, we strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners.

The Employees Verbatim:

 “Burns and McDonnell understands that each individual has a cause or organization that is special to them, so they have created a program to match any individual donation up to $250 per person per year.  This is unprecedented in the other companies I have worked for and indicates that they greatly value giving back to the community!”

“Burns and McDonnelle has been an incredible company to work for, and I feel extremely fortunate and privileged to work here.”

 

SILVER: STEARNS BANK

Work with a team you can be proud of at Stearns Bank! We have a creative, dynamic, and friendly work environment with excellent benefits & a competitive salary. We offer professional training & development opportunities. We get the job done!

The Employees Verbatim:

“We receive many compliments about how down to earth we are with our customers — yet professional. Jean/casual Fridays are great, along with the new Spirit Committee and our themed dress-up days. I think our customers enjoy seeing us having fun!!”

“It always brings a smile to my face when you hear a new employee or a more seasoned employee say ‘I am a Lifer here. You can’t get rid of me, I am here forever!”

“One of our ‘Top ten nos is no busy work! They give us meaningful and important work.”

“I feel like know the CEOs and upper management as well as I know the co-worker I sit next to every day.”

“Cash bonuses are randomly handed out by Norm and the bank. We are also randomly sent home with pay because the weather is great (summer) or bad (winter).”

“My company works amazingly well with my military obligations. My department is very understanding and does not make it difficult because I have to leave.”

“We are given the chance during our work day to volunteer.”

 

BRONZE: CENTRAL MINNESOTA CREDIT UNION

We are a member-driven, community credit union. CMCU is centered on the successes of our employees through challenging and meaningful work, while offering opportunities to advance and enhance their personal and professional lives. Our employees are dedicated to enriching the lives of our members and communities. 

The Employees Verbatim:

 “They foster learning. They provide trainings and allow the employees to take risks. If a risk gets out of hand, they turn it into a learning experience.”

“Our senior leadership team is very approachable and willing to engage in conversations with employees from top to bottom.”

“When I started in the Credit Union I was one year away from graduating college. The culture, and group of people that I came into was unique. It was so easy to become a part of the team; everyone was ready to help, mentor, and just allow you to shine.”

“We have a culture that promotes a work/life balance and having fun at work.”

“There was a massive fire that displaced several families. Within a few hours our local branch took on donations of food, clothing and money from our employees and members for the victims. Our company truly knows what it means to give back to the community, which is one of the things I like most about working here.” 
 

THE FULL LIST: 

RSM US
Thousands of personalities make up RSM US. Supporting our professionals through an environment of inclusiveness that celebrates the differences among our talented employees is just one of the many reasons we are one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For for a third year in a row.